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Chelsea vs Brentford LIVE: Premier League result and final score after Bryan Mbeumo exposes Robert Sanchez

Ethan Pinnock and Bryan Mbeumo scored goals to confirm a third successive win for the Bees at Stamford Bridge

Luke Baker
Saturday 28 October 2023 14:38 BST
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Brentford snatched a 2-0 win away at Chelsea on Saturday thanks to a header by defender Ethan Pinnock and a last-minute breakaway goal by Bryan Mbeumo as the expensively assembled Blues failed to turn possession into goals once again.

Pinnock, undetected by Chelsea's defence, connected powerfully with an Mbeumo cross in the 58th minute, stunning the hosts who had spent much of the game buzzing around the Bees' penalty area but without creating many clear chances.

As the Blues poured forward in the 96th minute in search of a late equalizer, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez ventured up for a corner only to be caught out when the visitors broke away and Mbeumo scored into an empty net.

Chelsea have now won only one of their last 13 home league games, a dismal run stretching back into last season when they fired managers Thomas Tuchel and then Graham Potter.

The hosts started the west London derby on the front foot and winger Noni Madueke almost broke the deadlock in the first half when his curling shot hit the crossbar with 10 minutes on the clock.

But Brentford soaked up everything Chelsea could throw at them with centre forward Nicolas Jackson, back in the starting 11 after an injury, unable to provide much of a threat.

Brentford leap-frogged their neighbours into 10th spot, while Chelsea dropped to 11th ahead of the rest of the weekend's fixtures.

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Chelsea make three changes from the side held to a draw by Arsenal, with Senegalese striker Nicolas Jackson back leading the line following a wrist injury. Axel Disasi and Noni Madueke join the defence and attacking midfield lines respectively, with Malo Gusto moving to the bench and Enzo Fernandez and Mikhailo Mudryk absent from the squad.

28 October 2023 12:14
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BRENTFORD SUBS: Thomas Strakosha, Neal Maupay, Zanka Jorgensen, Saman Ghoddos, Frank Onyeka, Ben Mee, Yehor Yarmolyuk, Michael Olakigbe, Ethan Brierley.

28 October 2023 12:12
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BRENTFORD (3-5-2): Mark Flekken; Kristoffer Ajer, Ethan Pinnock, Nathan Collins; Mads Roerslev, Mathias Jensen, Christian Norgaard, Vitaly Janelt, Aaron Hickey; Bryan Mbeumo, Yoane Wissa.

28 October 2023 12:11
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CHELSEA SUBS: Djordje Petrovic, Eddie Beach, Benoit Badiashile, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Malo Gusto, Ian Maatsen, Deivid Washington, Alex Matos.

28 October 2023 12:06
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CHELSEA (4-2-3-1): Robert Sanchez; Marc Cucurella, Axel Disasi, Thiago Silva, Levi Colwill; Conor Gallagher, Moises Caicedo; Noni Madueke, Cole Palmer, Raheem Sterling; Nicolas Jackson.

28 October 2023 12:06
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The Bees had been going through a rough patch of their own, not winning in six since beating Fulham 3-0 in the second game of the season. Three draws and losses apiece followed, but Thomas Frank’s side returned to form in their most recent home game, defeating Burnley 3-0.

28 October 2023 12:03
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Is Chelsea v Brentford on TV? Channel, time and how to watch Premier League

Chelsea take on Brentford in the Premier League’s early-kick off on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Brentford go into the game unbeaten in their last three matches, having scored six goals while conceding just once.

Chelsea might have let a two-goal lead slip against Arsenal last weekend but will want to bounce back against a side that has beaten them in the last two meetings between the clubs at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea v Brentford starting line-ups

Jack Rathborn28 October 2023 12:00
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Chelsea vs Brentford

Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea have recovered from a poor start to the season and are unbeaten in their last three games, convincingly beating Fulham and Burnley away from home before a 2-2 draw with London rivals Arsenal last time out.

28 October 2023 12:00
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Chelsea vs Brentford

Hello, and welcome to live coverage of this fixture in the Premier League, as Chelsea host Brentford in a west London derby at Stamford Bridge.

28 October 2023 12:00

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